Reaching out from beyond the web…

One thing I’ve noticed is that employers will advertise available roles in their shop window, but there is no connection between that window notice and the details the employer has advertised online.

Why not bring them together?

Have the ad in the window point directly to the ad online. Keep all your applications in one place and deal with them when the time is right rather than when the applicant chooses to pop in. Genius!

This is also great for people applying for the job. How so? Let’s say you happen to notice an ad in a business window. Firstly, the shop may be shut, so you can’t just walk right in. Secondly, you may not have your CV with you, nor be dressed suitably for a good first impression. However, you see the ad is advertised on Spruik.me. So you simply open a browser on your smartphone and locate the ad using the search keyword provided. If it all looks good, you can create your cover letter and attach the CV you have on file, all while STANDING IN FRONT OF THE SHOP! Brilliant!

Let’s not forget, your application is also enhanced by your professional profile (check out an example here).

To help bridge the gap between online and offline, we’re sending employers a little sumthin’ sumthin’ to put in their window. A good old fashioned DL sized notice. It’s a free service we’re including with all job ads. It is a bit of an experiment, so let us know what you think via a comment below.

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A PhD in Awesomeness, from the School of Life

I happened to be chatting with a successful business owner the other day and I enquired as to his qualifications. He said he had a PhD in Awesomeness from the School of Life. Based on how things were going, it seemed legit.

Anyway, it made me think about how professionals make their certificates, degrees, etc. available for employers to view.

Way back when I taught aerobics (true story) I amassed a number of certs from different short courses (Reebok Slide anyone?). I couldn’t have attached them all to my CV, the file size would have been huge. So it meant lugging around a folder with all the different documents to back up the claims made in my CV.

It’s like living in the dark ages. BUT NO MORE!

Simply scan or take a pic of your relevant certifications and upload them to your PROFILE on Spruik.me. I’ve tested this with my degree (it’s not in Awesomeness – but it worked for testing purposes). I did reduce the file size to help with the initial upload speed. But once it’s up there it wouldn’t matter anyway.

While your CV and Cover Letter should always be tailored to suit the role, for those things that are not tailored – such as images, folios, certificates, degrees, etc – why not post them to your profile. They’re visible to employers and ensures your CV and Cover Letter remain the focus of your specific application.

Regards, D.

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Exceptional service, innovative ideas and COOL POSTERS!

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Not only are we providing unbelievable industry placement services for RTOs, TAFEs and Universites, we’re throwing in some COOL POSTERS as well!

There’s a whole range of attention grabbing, highly visible and highly recognisable versions to drive the student community to your careers office.

From there, all you need to do is set up their account (takes a couple of minutes) and, in moments, they’ll be visible to all your approved employers.

The only thing left to do is work out where you’re going to put all those flowers you’ll receive from grateful students.

D.

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Take a look at a sample profile

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While all profiles are tucked safely away, visible only to those with access, we’ve set one up for you to see how things look. Try dragging in the sides of the window and see how it all collapses for tablet or phone view. Oh yeah, that’s right…

These profiles are only visible to employers who are financial, those advertising a  job for which the candidate has applied, or if the candidate is connected to a school that the employer is connected to.

So get on board, tell us what industry you’re interested in then head to your profile page, add some work history, add some images and video and let us know what your qualifications are.

When you’re done, if your looking for work, hit the PROMOTE ME button. We’ll check you out and if we like what we see, we’ll put you in front of all employers.

Regards, D.

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